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Yale Kendo Fall 2024  Practice Schedule

PWG 5 Studio E-F

Mondays 9:00-11:00 pm

Fridays 6:00-8:00 pm

Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm

Beginners

Beginners interested in starting Kendo may join at any time in the semester! Please contact club leadership beforehand if you’re a beginner hoping to get started with us. You will need to wear light and loose-fitting clothing without jewelry. There is no membership fee to join the club, but continuation of training will require the purchase of protective equipment (bogu) and bamboo sword  (shinai). Depending on remaining funds in our budget allotted by the Club Sports Office, we will hopefully be able to cover these costs for you, but we can’t make guarantees. We have extra shinai and bogu in storage, so you are free to use whatever we have available already. Please be aware that Kendo is practiced barefoot. 

Advanced

Likewise, if you have prior experience with Kendo and wish to join the club, we would be thrilled to have you! Please contact Maxwell Cota, Derek Chen, and/or Yeongjae Shin to get started. 

All students will need to have access to Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Most Yale students should already have swipe access, but faculty/staff and guests may need to purchase a pass. Contact us if you need any assistance.